First Thursdays

October Festival Partners

Design Area

Center of Excellence for Women & Technology

Luddy School Makerspaces

Media School Game Design Capstone Projects


University Information Technology Services (UITS)


Humanities Salon

African Studies Program + Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Book Lab

Dept. of American Studies

Dept. of English

Dept. of History

Dept. of Philosophy

Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

Dhar India Studies Program

Indiana Review

Kinsey Institute

Latino Studies Program

The Slavic Group

Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies


Community Corner

Bloomington Open Studios Tours

Bridges Musical Arts Youth Organization

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Constellation Stage and Screen

Cosmic Songwriter's Club

Gallery Walk Bloomington

Monroe County Public Library

Morgenstern’s Books

Pepper's Pals Cat Rescue

Quarryland Men’s Chorus

WFHB Youth Radio

Campus Partners

First Nations Educational & Cultural Center

Gift of Life at IU


Hoosier Experience

Indiana Memorial Union

Integrated Program in the Environment (IPE)

IU Arts Administration Programs

IU Auditorium

IU Cinema

IU Corps + WonderLab Museum

IU Education Abroad

IU Metals Students

IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

IU Theatre + Dance

Jacobs School of Music



La Casa Cultural Center

LGBTQ+ Culture Center

Music Industry Creatives (MIC)

Paso a Paso at IU

Queer Student Union

School of Nursing

Summer Language Workshop


Undergraduate Student Arts Managers (USAM)

Union Board

WFIU Public Radio

WIUX Student Radio

WTIU Public Television

Volunteer Opportunities!

Be a First Thursdays Hero!

The First Thursdays festivals wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of a small army of student volunteers. Our volunteers are an eclectic group from different academic majors and backgrounds, but they share a common passion for the arts and humanities and a desire to share the transformative power of creativity with our community. For their service, volunteers receive a free First Thursdays t-shirt, a voucher for free food from the First Thursdays food trucks, and the undying gratitude of the Arts & Humanities Council.

Sign Up to Volunteer at First Thursdays

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